On my Acer Tablet the Google Search bar hides the "info" icon.

STANBSTANB Member Posts: 5

On my Acer Tablet the Google Search bar hides the "info" icon at the home page. I would like to make the "Info" icon visible. How do I get rid of the Google Search bar or atleast move it to another spot on the home page?

Thanks

 

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  • PMinerPMiner Member Posts: 180 Enthusiast
    Answer ✓
    on most launchers, to move widgets, hold down on them. however, on some launchers, the google widget cannot be moved by normal means. you can install a new launcher from the app store, such as this one.

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  • PMinerPMiner Member Posts: 180 Enthusiast
    Answer ✓
    on most launchers, to move widgets, hold down on them. however, on some launchers, the google widget cannot be moved by normal means. you can install a new launcher from the app store, such as this one.
  • STANBSTANB Member Posts: 5

    Will installing this new launcher get rid of the Google search bar? I need the search bar to disappear so I can see the info icon.

  • PMinerPMiner Member Posts: 180 Enthusiast
    It will get rid it on the Launcher. is that your problem?
  • STANBSTANB Member Posts: 5

    Truthfully I am very new to Tablets. Never had one before so not sure exactly when you talk about Launcher. On the Home Page I have the Google Search bar with the Apps button and a few other apps. I don't want the Search Bar on the top of the home page as it hides the info icon which I would like to utilize. So, when you say "Launcher" are you talking about the home page?

  • PMinerPMiner Member Posts: 180 Enthusiast

    Yes, sorry, i should i have been more clear. Man Embarassed

  • STANBSTANB Member Posts: 5

    I really appreciate you trying to help BUT I still have not received the answer to my question. Will the Launcher get rid of the Google Search bar on my home page? And if so, how do I download it. I went to the link you initially sent but I did not see a link to the app.

    Thanks

    Stan

  • PMinerPMiner Member Posts: 180 Enthusiast
    If the link does not work, you can search for "Launcher" in the Google Playstore. Find one that does not have Search Bar (look at the screenshots) and install it.
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 25,533 Trailblazer

    STANB wrote:

    I really appreciate you trying to help BUT I still have not received the answer to my question. Will the Launcher get rid of the Google Search bar on my home page? And if so, how do I download it. I went to the link you initially sent but I did not see a link to the app.

    Thanks

    Stan


    If you touch and hold for a bit any of the icons or widgets on the screen (icons take up a signle space in the grid, widgets take up more), the screen will switch to the mode where you can move them around. To remove them from the screen at that point, drag it up to the trashcan at the top. You shouldn't need to install a third party launcher for this. Note that removing from the screen is different than uninstalling. The app will still be available from the 'all apps' menu.

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  • PMinerPMiner Member Posts: 180 Enthusiast

    billsey wrote:

    STANB wrote:

    I really appreciate you trying to help BUT I still have not received the answer to my question. Will the Launcher get rid of the Google Search bar on my home page? And if so, how do I download it. I went to the link you initially sent but I did not see a link to the app.

    Thanks

    Stan


    If you touch and hold for a bit any of the icons or widgets on the screen (icons take up a signle space in the grid, widgets take up more), the screen will switch to the mode where you can move them around. To remove them from the screen at that point, drag it up to the trashcan at the top. You shouldn't need to install a third party launcher for this. Note that removing from the screen is different than uninstalling. The app will still be available from the 'all apps' menu.



    On several launchers, you can't remove the google search widget. i already suggested removing the widget.

     


    PMiner wrote:
    on most launchers, to move widgets, hold down on them. however, on some launchers, the google widget cannot be moved by normal means. you can install a new launcher from the app store, such as this one.
  • STANBSTANB Member Posts: 5

    It is my understanding that a Widget is represented by an Icon. The Google search bar is not an "Icon" but a bar where you type in the search request. I tried holding down on it and moving the bar to no avail.

    Thanks

    Stan

  • PMinerPMiner Member Posts: 180 Enthusiast
    No, widgets can be icons, but they are usually much larger. The google widget it built in to your launcher, and cannot be moved. you have to install a new launcher from the appstore.
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